Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
ST. MARYS — Walkers gathered for a stroll along Grand Lake St. Marys for the fifth annual Parkinson’s Awareness Walk Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for the disease.
Auglaize County Council on Aging Social Worker Michelle Evans said the walk also allows word to spread about a local support group.
“The walk helps get awareness out about our Parkinson’s support group,” she said, noting that the group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.
ST. MARYS — A traveling exhibit in the county has a portion located in town, featuring items from a local collection.
"New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute presented by the Auglaize County Historical Society and the Auglaize County Public District Library.
The St. Marys Community Public Library features a locally based arm of the exhibit, noting musical instruments from St. Marys resident Jeff Squire's collection, as well as pieces found in the St. Marys library.
NEW BREMEN — Superintendent Ann Harvey will be leaving the district at the end of the month, as she accepted a position as superintendent at the Auglaize County ESC Thursday night.
Harvey said she anticipates her last day in New Bremen to be Sept. 30, and she will begin work at the Auglaize County ESC in early October. She said she is looking forward to the challenge.
ST. MARYS — For six years, residents and area musicians have joined together to open their hearts for one person.
Bill “Blood” Jolliff has put on “Blood’s Heart Jam” ever since he was the recipient of a fundraiser.
“Mine was in 2006,” Jolliff said of his quadruple bypass surgery. “I started them after that. This will be my sixth one.”
“Blood’s Heart Jam 2011” kicks off this afternoon at Varsity Lanes.
ST. MARYS — State officials have labeled the illness of a Montgomery County man earlier this year as probably caused by exposure to water in Grand Lake St. Marys.
Ohio Department of Health Spokesperson Tess Pollock told The Evening Leader health officials reviewed the case — which involved a man who was fishing on the lake earlier this year — and determined it as a probable case of an illness linked to the water. The state has four classifications for illnesses — not a case, suspected case, probable case and confirmed case.
ST. MARYS — The attorney for a St. Marys optometrist charged with rape filed a motion Wednesday to suppress evidence in his second criminal case.
Ritchey Hollenbaugh filed a motion to suppress evidence Wednesday on behalf of Douglas J. Wine, 52, 227 Candlewood Place, St. Marys. Wine was indicted in July on two counts each of rape, first-degree felonies, gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies, and sexual battery, third-degree felonies. He entered a written plea of innocent to the charges.
ST. MARYS — Attendees of the St. Marys Memorial High School Class of 1961 reunion will receive a special surprise this weekend.
NEW BREMEN — New Bremen residents gathered at the elementary building Tuesday night to take a tour of the building and to hear a presentation about the possibility of a renovation or constructing a new building.
New Bremen Board of Education members and administrators led residents through several stops throughout the elementary building, pointing out problems with the building.
“What we showed you tonight was the worst (of the building),” Board of Education President Keith Bornhorst said.
ST. MARYS — Seventy-two people walked into Easy Campground in St. Marys with an equal shot of walking away with $10,000 as part of a promotion hosted by two local newspapers.
The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News crowned the winner of the Dash for Cash promotion Tuesday night. One-by-one, the 72 participants walked across the stage until there was only one left standing. In the end, New Bremen resident Jon Wente walked away with the cash and a huge smile.
ST. MARYS — A group of amateur radio operators from Auglaize and Mercer counties converged on Grand Lake St. Marys Saturday to take part in a contest that had them contacting people from as far away as China and Russia.
The Reservoir Amateur Radio Association once again took part in the Ohio State Parks On the Air program — a contest that pitted clubs from across Ohio. The event was sponsored by the Portage County Amateur Radio Service. Each club was tasked with contacting as many of the 75 state parks as possible during the eight-hour window.